Yesterday, I went on a 10 mile run along my usual route of Roxas Boulevard, CCP, Macapagal Ave, around SM Mall of Asia and back. I ran in a relaxed pace since I wanted to try some things out:
- I used a shirt with sleeves (Mizuno shirt) – as it turns out, I don’t like running with sleeves. I guess I’m not just used to them flapping around when I swing my arms as I run. I ended up tucking them inside the shirt…
- I ran with my upper body slightly leaning forward – I’m a heel striker and from what I’ve read, this position will help me become a mid-sole striker – which they say, is a more effective foot strike. So far, whenever I assume this position, it seems that I do tend to run faster with the same amount of exertion as compared to when I run with my body straight.
This run served as my recovery run after doing some interval running the other day. My total distance ran was 10.59 miles with a time of 1 hr 48 minutes, giving me an average pace of 10:12 min/mi (~6:20 min/km).